The Ministry of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Investments and Exports (AMDIE), and the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), are joining forces to promote the assets and investment opportunities offered by the Kingdom.
Thus, the Moroccan delegation, led by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, accompanied by Mohcine Jazouli, Minister of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies (MICEPP), Ali Seddiki, Director General of AMDIE and Chakib Alj, President of CGEM, took part in the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan on June 5 and 6, 2023.
This forum, an unmissable and highly anticipated event, is the largest annual meeting in Africa for the international private sector. The event welcomes more than 2000 business leaders, investors and policy makers from Africa and around the world representing 70 countries including 48 African. During the two days dedicated to this event, several conferences, exchanges and meetings are organized to highlight the driving role of the private sector in the development of the continent.
Based on deep historical ties, the ties between the Kingdom of Morocco and the African continent are multidimensional. Indeed, under the enlightened vision of King Mohammed VI, the development of South-South cooperation remains a priority for the Kingdom with more than 1,000 agreements concluded over the past twenty years, making it the 2nd African investor in the continent and the 1st in the West African region.
On the sidelines of the forum, in the presence of the Head of Government, a Morocco Now session was held under the theme “Co-shaping Regional Value Chains to Thrive”, in which Mohcine Jazouli, Ali Seddiki and Chakib Alj took part.
This session dedicated to highlighting the many assets of Morocco in terms of investment, is also an opportunity to present the new Investment Charter and to expose the investment opportunities.
A discussion panel bringing together high-level economic players, composed of Saïd Ibrahimi, Managing Director of Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA), Cheick-Oumar Sylla, Regional Director for North Africa of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Myriam Lahlou Filali, Managing Director of Pharma 5, Hicham Kabbaj, Managing Director of JESA Group and Imane Zaoui, Managing Director of Nestlé Morocco, and moderated by Abdou Diop present the models of concrete experiences.
The day of June 6 is dedicated to a series of high-level business meetings with leading players in the private sector in order to promote the Kingdom’s assets in terms of investment and encourage companies to seize the collaborative opportunities.
In a continental context characterized by prospects for a post-Covid recovery in growth to +3.7% in 2023 – higher than world growth estimated at 2.8% according to the latest IMF updates – Africa is regaining real momentum. economy in the trend of overall recovery.
In this environment, although weakened by the uncertainties relating to the global economic crises, most productive sectors are maintaining their performance. The strong orientations relating to industrialization and policies to strengthen regional value chains, observed in most of the continent’s economies, as well as the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAf), should constitute advantageous factors. for Africa’s overall economic competitiveness.